Founder of Changing the Game Project and top Player Development Project contributor, John O’Sullivan shares his ideas about the definition…

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In the second instalment of our new monthly, members only webinar we discuss the fundamentals of session design. PDP Co-founders...
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Dave Wright

What are the benefits of the whole part whole methodology? The question this week comes from Alan, and was submitted…

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James Vaughan

PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

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Dave Wright
In our very first Player Development Project Members webinar, the PDP team made up of UEFA A licensed coaches, Dan...
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Dave Wright

PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

Dan Wright
Dan Wright
Jonas Bliksted is the Lead Foundation Phase Coach at FC Midtjyalland in Denmark, a club known for it’s innovation. In...
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Dave Wright

How do you differentiate between each individual’s learning experience within your group? No single player’s experience is the same. In…

Reed Maltbie
Reed Maltbie
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How do I teach self organisation skills in the foundational ages?     The question this week comes from Vincent,…

Dan Wright
Dan Wright

PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

Dan Wright
Dan Wright

PDP Assistant Editor, Jon Hoggard, takes a lighthearted look at some of the recent top stories in world football, through…

Jon Hoggard
Jon Hoggard
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In this article, resident positive psychology expert Lara Mossman looks at good character through a strengths lens, focussing specifically on…

Lara Mossman
Lara Mossman
8 minutes

Rob Sherman explains the player-centred approach and asks whether it is exclusive to youth development. Rob has over 30 years’…

Rob Sherman
Rob Sherman
10 minutes

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What role might emotional intelligence play in coaching? In this conclusion to his two-part blog, we follow the personal journey…

Sam Grace
Sam Grace
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Want to keep reading? This article is Premium PDP Magazine content for our members only.But don’t worry, you can start…

James Vaughan
James Vaughan
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Paul McGuinness was immersed in the world of Manchester United as a player and coach for 28 years. Paul learnt...
Dave Wright
Dave Wright

PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

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Dave Wright

When most anyone—whether in or out of the institution of sport—brings up the idea of coaching education programs, the quick…

William A. Harper
William A. Harper

Mark O’Sullivan gives us an insight into the development of Costa Rica’s World Cup 2014 star – Celso Borges. In…

Mark O'Sullivan
Mark O'Sullivan
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We are joined by Sean Reed, former first team coach at Fulham FC. Sean shares some crucial lessons from his…

Dave Wright
Dave Wright

Deliberate practice: What is it? How is it defined and how can you ensure your coaching incorporates this key element…

Ray Power
Ray Power
8 minutes

What is the cognitive process of elite athletes working at their peak? In this article, researcher Dr. Laurie Rauch discusses…

Dr. Laurie Rauch
Dr. Laurie Rauch
11 minutes

A handshake? How important is it in sport? Sporticus is a PE Teacher, blogger and advocate for positive player development. In this…

Sporticus
Sporticus
3 minutes

PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

Dave Wright
Dave Wright

Tom Mallinson is a UEFA A license holder who works at Nottingham Forest as the U16 coach. Tom has been…

Dave Wright
Dave Wright

Steve Lawrence is a consultant to Cruyff Football and Ajax. With a Masters in International Sports Management, Steve is at…

Steve Lawrence
Steve Lawrence
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How do I affect players of all abilities in my group?   The question this week comes from Spence, via…

Dan Wright
Dan Wright

The good news coming out of the general field of psychology since the beginning of the 21st Century is what…

William A. Harper
William A. Harper

PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

Dave Wright
Dave Wright

Want to keep reading? This article is Premium PDP Magazine content for our members only.But don’t worry, you can start…

James Vaughan
James Vaughan
6 minutes
What value do stories play in sport? Making sense of the sporting narrative and being able to translate and challenge...
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Dave Wright
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